News Democrat Leader- RSS OPINION Feed http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:07:40 EST 1800 I will not be welcoming the circus to my town http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150081104/I-will-not-be-welcoming-the-circus-to-my-town I wrote a column four years ago when the “circus came to town” in attempts to inform the good folks of Logan County exactly where they would be taking their children to watch exotic animals performing spectacular tricks. I did this because... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:56:09 EST Antioch News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150225185/Antioch-News Editor's Note: The Antioch News did not arrive at the News-Democrat & Leader office in time to be included in Friday's newspaper.Greetings from The Antioch Community. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:32:10 EST Ebola: Coming to a neighborhood near you http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150224978/Ebola:-Coming-to-a-neighborhood-near-you Dear Editor:The White House recently announced they will send 4,000 U.S. soldiers to Liberia to fight Ebola - you know, the viral disease which has no cure, no vaccine and a 70 percent death rate. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:13:25 EST Right-to-work: The right message for Kentucky’s governor http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150210068/Right-to-work:-The-right-message-for-Kentuckys-governor The 3,748 manufacturers that have stayed in Kentucky and employ 228,600 workers – despite a less-than-friendly business atmosphere – deserve all of the accolades Frankfort can muster, including Gov. Steve Beshear's decree that... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:26:16 EST Lake Malone News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150192739/Lake-Malone-News Don't know if you have noticed or not but it is RAINING AGAIN! It is 4:00 o'clock in the morning and I am sitting on my little porch watching it come down. I woke up all during the night and those “little rain drops kept falling on... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:37:07 EST DAR to honor Vietnam Vets http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/letters/150193078/DAR-to-honor-Vietnam-Vets Dear Editor: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:00:19 EST Church group picks up roadside http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/letters/150193035/Church-group-picks-up-roadside Dear Editor:On Saturday, Oct. 4th, the Baugh Station Church Youth of Lewisburg picked up trash on Spa Road. Thank you for this opportunity to clean up some of our community. We hope we get the cahnce to do this again. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:58:22 EST The collective suicide of conservative talk-radio http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150192969/The-collective-suicide-of-conservative-talk-radio Conservative talk-radio is hurting. Liberals are gleefully circling the wagons, celebrating their adversary's imminent demise, even as conservative talk-radio remains far more popular than liberal talk-radio. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:53:19 EST Obama’s dumb war http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150192950/Obamas-dumb-war If Barack Obama owes his presidency to one thing, it was the good sense he had back in 2002 to call the Iraq War what it was: “dumb.” Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:50:13 EST Viewing political corruption more broadly http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150192778/Viewing-political-corruption-more-broadly Earlier this year, veteran political writer Thomas Edsall reported an eyebrow-raising fact about Americans' views toward government. Polling by Gallup, he noted, found that the proportion of Americans who believed that corruption is... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:38:11 EST Logan County News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150192607/Logan-County-News Hello from Peach Blossom Hall in the heart of Logan County Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:30:22 EST Spa News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/150191454/Spa-News Howdy! We have had quite a bot of rain this week. In fact, when Stanley took me to Dr. Kamal Singh on Thursday for a check-up, I don't think I ever saw it rain any harder than it did that morning. When we left the Dr.'s office the sun was... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:46:17 EST Auburn News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150190769/Auburn-News Dear Lord, thank you for this day. So far I'm doing all right. I haven't whined, griped, been grumpy, nasty or selfish. I haven't even eaten any chocolate, but I'm going to get our of bed in a minute…and I might need a... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:28:15 EST The many memories of watermelon http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/150100694/The-many-memories-of-watermelon As fall appears and the fresh produce of summer is fading away, I hate to think of the months ahead without watermelon. There may be some on market shelves for a while yet, but that succulent sweetness and just-right texture of summer-grown will be... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:11:14 EST The Supreme Court refuses the gay marriage question http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150144981/The-Supreme-Court-refuses-the-gay-marriage-question Every year, on the first Monday in October, the U.S. Supreme Court begins a new term. This year it began with a bang. The court refused to hear the largest number of petitions requesting certiorari—all of which raised the question of traditional... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:08:05 EST The not-so-good news about the border crisis http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150144895/The-not-so-good-news-about-the-border-crisis Did you notice that all that fuss over those Central American kids who were crossing the U.S. border alone suddenly died down? Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:02:06 EST Speaking truth to potential Teamsters http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150144816/Speaking-truth-to-potential-Teamsters Longtime NBA forward Paul Pierce, who's being paid a handsome $5.3 million this year, is making waves with his recent comment that he hopes his infant son does not follow in his footsteps and instead plays major league... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:58:06 EST (No heading) http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/150101689/ Greetings from the Antioch community. The weather sure did turn cold, didn't it?Brandon and Abbie Appling spent some time last week with their grandma Vanessa Price and their great-grandma Dolores Harris. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:59:12 EST (No heading) http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/150067174/ The corn in and fall changes. But last week there was quite a bit of damage to homes and property. Several trees partially or completely destroyed. Roof damage to some homes. This all happened during the night time hours. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:04:12 EST (No heading) http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/150079376/ BABY its COLD OUTSIDE! What can I say, I have put up all the cute little sun tops the short shorts and by all means the BATHINGSUIT! When I was complaining, the Hubby just had to get in on the act and said, “Its October woman, what do you... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:40:16 EST